Abbott's new pharma spin-out chief's college credentials "misstated"

September 28, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Longtime Abbott executive Richard Gonzalez, who will take over the healthcare giant's AbbVie pharmaceutical spin-off, never attained a college degree, contrary to company regulatory filings.

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Contrary to previous company statements, longtime Abbott executive and new pharmaceutical spin-off chief Richard Gonzalez never finished college, the company confirmed today.

An administrative error resulted in regulatory filings stating that Gonzalez had earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston and master's degree from the University of Miami. Although Gonzalez attended both institutions, he didn't graduate from either. Abbott has since updated the information on its corporate website to address the error.

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